vendredi 21 juin 2013

Press Review (June 22, 2013) – Revue de presse (22 juin 2013)

A Homely Rodent May Hold Cancer-Fighting Clues
The laboratory of Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov, a husband-and-wife team of biologists at the University of Rochester, has the feel of a petting zoo. They maintain colonies of several species of rodents — some familiar, like mice and guinea pigs, and some much more exotic, like blind mole rats from Israel and naked mole rats from East Africa.
By Carl Zimmer. In New York Times

Pluripotent Stem Cells Made from Pancreatic Cancer Cells Are First Human Model of the Cancer's Progression
Pancreatic cancer carries a dismal prognosis. According to the National Cancer Institute, the overall five-year relative survival for 2003-2009 was 6 percent.
In Science Daily (blog)                                      

Red Meat and Cancer: What's the Beef?
Large European and American studies are the most recent to examine the link between red meat and cancer. Medscape talked to the study authors and reviewed other evidence to determine whether there is reason to have a beef about eating beef.
By Laura A. Stokowski. In Medscape Oncology     

Cancer in numbers - infographic
Some key statistics on current and projected cancer diagnoses.
By Samantha Jones. In The Guardian              

Herding cancer cells to their death
Researchers report a therapeutic strategy that appears to destroy drug resistant melanomas and suppress metastasis.
In EurekAlert (press release)

Les produits laitiers ne favorisent pas le cancer (à une exception près)
La consommation régulière de produits laitiers, encouragée par les autorités, ne favorise pas le cancer et aurait même dans certains cas un effet protecteur. Mais elle augmenterait légèrement le risque de cancer de la prostate, selon des spécialistes réunis jeudi à Paris.
Dans Huffington Post

Le secret du rat-taupe nu contre le cancer
Ce petit animal est laid. Mais il a une propriété qui pourrait bien tous nous intéresser.

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